Gobardhan Panda is an indigenous language and culture researcher. Has worked extensively in Remo sam (Bonda), Durua pata (Durua), Olar pate (Olar), Gutob, and partially in 7 other indigenous languages, and Desia (Desiya) which is a link language between Odia speakers and indigenous language speakers. According to Mr. Panda, out of the 20 distinct indigenous languages spoken in Odisha, 12 are spoken in the undivided Koraput district. He has used the Odia script in over five books which are in the aforementioned languages. His book on Kui language is published as a text book by the Odisha government.
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